Modern Slavery Statement
About Overton’s International.
Formed in January 2014 and operating out of the financial hub of London, Overton’s International prides itself in conducting business in the highest ethical standards. Like all companies, our principal objective is to generate profit. However, we strive to ensure that in our attempts to generate profit, we do not cause unnecessary harm to people, either directly or through our supply chain.
Our Approach to Modern Slavery
We understand and recognise that modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. Modern Slavery takes various forms; such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the denial of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
Overton’s International is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings, transactions, and relationships. In our ongoing efforts to achieve this, we have actively sought to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery and other forms of unethical activities are not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
Overton’s International has implemented an Anti-Slavery Policy to ensure all employees understand our opposition to such activities and to help us avoid, identify any unethical actions. This policy extends to all persons working for us and external consultants.
Furthermore, we operate a range of other policies alongside our Anti-Slavery Policy which help support our continuing objectives in ensuring lawful practice and ethics in our business operations. These include, without limitation, our Health and Safety Policies, Whistleblowing Policy, Financial Transparency Policy, Dignity at Work Policy and an Anti-Bribery Policy.
Training and Discipline
Training on the applicable policies and on the risk that our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains is provided below. Breaches of our applicable policies will result in disciplinary action for employees or other individuals working with us. Overton’s International is seeking to develop further training initiatives to further ensure staff are kept aware of all pressing requirements in respect to modern slavery.
Diligence through our Supply Chains
We are committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains.
Our supply chains include suppliers of products and services, not just financial. We expect the same exacting standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners. We take a risk-based approach when assessing our relationship with such parties and implement steps required to achieve our above objectives. Before entering into or renewing arrangements with suppliers we seek to ensure that these companies conform to our commitments in this field. This includes those relating to anti-slavery and human trafficking and the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Overton’s International also encourages suppliers to implement reasonable due diligence procedures for its subcontractors, and suppliers within their supply chains.